Netflix Releases A First Look At Geralt, Yennefer And Ciri In The Witcher Series

Weird seeing Geralt with only one sword on his back.
Here's our first official look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia for Netflix's The Witcher.
Here's our first official look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia for Netflix's The Witcher. Netflix

An official poster for the upcoming series The Witcher on Netflix has been released. The poster shows Superman star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. It shows him turning away from the looker on a cliff overlooking the sea. Above him is series’ tagline: 'The worst monsters are the ones we create'.

Based originally on the fantasy books written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher franchise arguably gained traction and owes most of its mainstream popularity to its The Witcher video game trilogy.

In a logline for the show, Netflix says "The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."

Along with Henry Cavill’s stills, the launch of the poster also saw the reveal of Anya Chalotra (known for her appearances in British series Wanderlust) as the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and newcomer Freya Allan as Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, or Princes Ciri for short.

Initially, casting Henry Cavill was received poorly, with fans believing that he may not be able to play the monster hunter convincingly on the small screen. It also didn’t help that the release of his first screen test with the silver wig only cemented fans’ beliefs that he may not be right for the part.

However, the recent poster release was received more warmly this time, as Cavill looks more like Geralt, albeit with a slight hint of Legolas.

The Witcher series, for those who do not know yet, will be based on the books, not the video game trilogy. This would probably explain why Geralt doesn’t have two swords on him in the poster, as the second weapon is probably hitched to his horse.

No release date has been confirmed yet, but for updates, a Twitter account dedicated to the show can be found with the handle @witchernetflix. It is expected that more details will be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con on July 19.

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